The kidnapp suspect, who was suspected to have taken tramadol and slept off during a kidnap operation in Owo, Ondo State is dead.
The suspect died without waking up after 10 days of sleeping and administration of 30 drips on him.
The suspect, whose identity had yet to be established, was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command, after sleeping off on the premises of the victim due to the effect of the tramadol.
Report say the suspect, alongside three others had attempted to kidnap a pharmacy owner in Owo town in Ondo State. The victim was however able to escape through the back door of his shop.
According to the police, after failing to kidnap the victim, the deceased had tried to escape on a motorcycle but stumbled while trying to ride the motorcycle. He fell asleep afterwards while a pack of 400mg of tramadol was found on him.
Confirming his death on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr Femi Joseph, said the suspect did not wake up until he gave up the ghost.
Joseph said: “I can confirm to you that the suspect is dead. He died last night (Monday). We believe that his death is as a result of the tramadol he had taken before he went for the failed operation.
“We took him to a hospital, where he was given about 30 drips. A medical report indicated that the tramadol he took had damaged his system.
“We are still investigating the matter; our men are on the trail of the fleeing members of his gang.”
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews….
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